Javi Martínez



Javier Martínez Aginaga, usually shortened to Javi Martínez, was born in Estella, Spain on 2 September 1988. Known for his passing, workrate, physicality and aerial ability, he primarily plays as a defensive midfielder, although over the years he has also demonstrated his capability as a central defender.

During his youth, Martínez played for various academy sides, including Izarra and Osasuna. He made the step up and played for Osasuna's 'B' team from 2005 to 2006, before signing for Athletic Bilbao as a 17-year-old, for a transfer fee of around €6 million. After arriving at Bilbao, he quickly became an important first team player and made 36 appearances in all competitions during his debut season. The 2009-10 campaign proved to be particularly successful for Martínez, as he was named th...

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